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Species: Neivamyrmex opacithorax   (Emery, 1894) 

Classification:
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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2021)

Eciton (Acamatus) californicum subsp. opacithorax Emery, 1894d PDF: 184 (diagnosis in key) (w.) U.S.A. (Missouri). Nearctic. Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers (number not stated). Type-locality: U.S.A.: Missouri, Ripley County, Doniphan (Pergande). Type-depositories: MCZC, MHNG, MSNG, USNM. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Wheeler & Long, 1901 PDF: 163, 173 (m.q., respectively); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1984a PDF: 273 (l.)
Combination in Eciton (Neivamyrmex): Smith, 1942c PDF: 555.
Combination in Neivamyrmex: Borgmeier, 1953 PDF: 5.
Subspecies of Neivamyrmex californicus: Emery, 1895d PDF: 259 (description); Pergande, 1896 PDF: 874.
Status as species: Emery, 1900e: 186; Wheeler & Long, 1901 PDF: 163; Wheeler, 1904f PDF: 300; Wheeler, 1908h PDF: 411; Emery, 1910b PDF: 25; Wheeler, 1910a PDF: 562; Wheeler, 1913d PDF: 113; Smith, 1930a PDF: 2; Wheeler, 1932a PDF: 2; Smith, 1938b PDF: 158; Smith, 1942c PDF: 555 (redescription); Buren, 1944a PDF: 280; Creighton, 1950a PDF: 74; Smith, 1951c PDF: 781; Cole, 1953d: 84; Borgmeier, 1955 PDF: 502 (redescription); Smith, 1958c PDF: 109; Carter, 1962a PDF: 6 (in list); Smith, 1967a PDF: 345; Watkins, 1971 PDF: 94 (in key); Kempf, 1972b PDF: 157; Watkins, 1972 PDF: 349 (in key); Hunt & Snelling, 1975 PDF: 21; Watkins, 1976 PDF: 16 (in key); Smith, 1979: 1332; Watkins, 1982 PDF: 211 (in key); Watkins, 1985 PDF: 482 (in key); Wheeler & Wheeler, 1986g PDF: 19 (in key); MacKay et al., 1988: 87; Deyrup et al., 1989 PDF: 94; Wheeler & Wheeler, 1990a PDF: 461; Bolton, 1995b: 290; Ward, 1999a PDF: 90 (in key); Mackay & Mackay, 2002 PDF: 62; Deyrup, 2003 PDF: 45; MacGown & Forster, 2005 PDF: 67; Ward, 2005 PDF: 62; Snelling & Snelling, 2007 PDF: 487; Branstetter & Sáenz, 2012 PDF: 254; Deyrup, 2017: 38.
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Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Costa Rica, United States
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Nearctic, Neotropical

Distribution Notes:

collected from the Chiricahua Mtns, Cochise Co.

Biology:

Habitat: Open, upland forest and woodlands, savannas, prairies, also parks and spacious campuses.

Natural History: Also relatively common and well-known, the habits of N. opacithorax are quite similar to those of N. nigrescens. Males are bicolored, black with a reddish-brown gaster, and may be seen flying on calm, cool, sunny, late summer or early fall days.

Notes:

[SPC5624]

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Scientific Name Status Publication Pages ModsID GoogleMaps
Neivamyrmex opacithorax   Ward, P. S., 2005, A synoptic review of the ants of California (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 936, pp. 1-68: -1, (download) -1 21008
Neivamyrmex opacithorax   Snelling, G. C. & Snelling, R. R., 2007, New synonymy, new species, new keys to Neivamyrmex army ants of the United States., Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Homage to E. O. Wilson - 50 years of contributions. (Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 80), pp. 459-550: 486-487, (download) 486-487 21290

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 2 times found in oak pine juniper woodland, 1 times found in grazed creosote desert, 2 times found in swamp forest, 1 times found in pine-oak forest, 1 times found in in mature sand pine forest, 1 times found in Sand Pine Scrub with Oak, 1 times found in Larrea desert, 1 times found in serpentine chaparral, 1 times found in leaf litter, 0 times found in at base of oak, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times under stone, 1 times raiding column, 2 times under rock, adjacent to old stump, 2 times sample from tree base, 1 times raiding columns, 1 times in dead wood below ground, 1 times under rock, 1 times old sawdust amid slabs, north side of pile, 1 times night collecting; foraging column, 1 times in ant colony refuse under stone, 1 times ground foragers, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods: 3 times search, 3 times direct collection, 1 times Search, subterranean raid, 2 times Berlese, 1 times general collecting, 1 times Malaise trap.

Elevations: collected from 6 - 1960 meters, 1416 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1891-07-01 and 2019-05-31

Type specimens: syntype of Eciton californicum opacithorax: casent0903735



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